In 1997, George Bakhturidze graduated from Kutaisi State University as a physician-laboratorian and a lawyer. In 1998-2001 as an executive director in Georgian National Counter Tobacco Center he handled realization of programs in the field of healthy life style, prevention of tobacco, alcohol, drug use etc., treating of nicotine and drug dependence, alcoholism and related diseases, law regulation of these questions and epidemiological researches. Since 2001 he was coordinator, then chairman in Tobacco Control Aliance in Georgia where he manages realization of programs in Tobacco Control, law regulation of Tobacco Control questions including the FCTC, organizing studies, surveys and other researches, organization NGOs local and regional networking in this direction. In 2008, George Bakhturidze received The Golden Honorary Award of Poland Health Promotion Foundation. As a FCTC director (2003-2015) George Bakhturidze engaged promotion of Implementation of FCTC in Georgia, monitoring on the execution processes of FCTC, preparation recommendations and proposals for FCTC harmonization in national law system, regional (Caucasus, CIS) networking for implementation of FCTC. In 2017, he received his Ph.D. in Health Promotion at the Bergen University.